Ever since I first flew past it, I've always wanted to explore the ancient city. After countless attempts, I have finally found the entrance to the forgotten land. It is so beautiful I could spend hours just gazing at the scenery. Here's what I have to share:
i think TC clips out of the map at the bottom by the altar. at least that's how i do it. i think you can jump over at the end of the final slide, but i like to climb up on those beams and hop out. you can teleport to the next level sans cutscene by wrapping around to the other side of the gate and walking up to it. --- there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
I did it that way too - first climbing up the walls and beams, then straight by jumping from the final cliff. :) the ancient city is really amazing... so much work, such tiny details everywhere, as if they made it on purpose for people like us ;) especially the eastern side feels like a working city. the large capitol-like building of the western side is actually only half-intact, can only be seen from there. i actually walking the whole way until the beginning, wasn't easy. there are sooooooo many parts where you'll start sliding again, but most can be undone immediately. after i almost reached the start, i was stuck and needed to get back in the level, so i played it through again - was really weird to surf through the whole level without music :P
For those who want to know, here's how I got there. http://imgur.com/gmBFw
Here's how I got out of the bridge stage. (there's been reports that the sandfall glitch does not work with the EU version. if it does not work for you then i guess you have to look elsewhere) http://imgur.com/wFupk
yes, I've been outside the snow area. I'm pretty sure someone has already posted about it. I've also gone outside of the area right after the surfing stage. The part with the tall growing cloths and afterwards on the part with the flying serpents. But that stage is pretty dark and there's not alot to see. It's also very easy to get stuck since you can't really tell where you're going.
I might try the tower stage next. I'm pretty sure there's not much outside but it could be fun to swim around in the open IF I can get to it.